Bulletin Announcements | 3.26.23
PRAYER & PRAISE
Please remember the following church family members in your prayers:
- Glenn A
- Terry B
- Carol DV
- Jose & Kathy F
- Paul & Christopher G
- Carol P
- Kim R
- Bennett VV
- Linda VDH
- Kyle W
- Service members Josh P, Brian S, Steph W
Remember to check the prayer line to hear prayer requests for those in our church family & community, & to find out who is having a birthday. Just dial 616-871-9600!
“After this, the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: ‘Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.’”
In the morning, we will continue a Lenten sermon series called “Follow Me.” We will consider the third part of Jesus’ call to his first disciples in Matthew 9 & his call to us today to become fishers of men.
In the evening, we will continue listening to & discussing a video-based Bible study from the book Vanishing Grace by Philip Yancey. Have you ever wondered why people from our culture view Christ’s followers so negatively? Have you ever pondered how we might change that perception? Come discover how we can make the gospel good news again in a cynical culture.
In the morning, we will continue a Lenten sermon series called “Follow Me.” We will consider a hard but essential part of following Jesus—living his mission together as family.
In the evening, we will take a couple of weeks off for Holy Week. We will meet again on April 16.
This coming Monday, March 27, at 7 pm, we will hold our annual congregational meeting in the sanctuary. The meeting will also be live-streamed via YouTube for those desiring to view & participate from home. Items of business include the selection (by lot) of new church office bearers, discussion of the proposed 2023-2024 operating budget & its approval process, and presentation of the 2023-2024 Mission Support Fund for information.
Catechism & Sunday school kids, this Sunday is our final meeting. Grades 1-5, please head to the sanctuary at 11 am for Bible memory trophy distribution! You’ll head to your classrooms after that.
MEN’S TESTIMONY HOUR | Mike D will share his testimony & life lessons this Sunday. Men, join us in the multi-purpose room at 11 am to be encouraged & inspired.
CARE & FELLOWSHIP
CAN YOU HELP?
The projectionists would like to grow their team . If you’re interested in joining the full schedule or even just being available as a backup, please contact the office.
FROM THE KITCHEN
If you notice kitchen staples or cleaning supplies running low in either kitchen, there is a list on the pantry door in the new kitchen. Please add the necessary supply, then date & sign the list. If you need specialty spices, etc, for your event you will most likely need to purchase these – though check the new kitchen first. Also, if you need to borrow any kitchen items, please contact the office at 616-698-7730 as they keep a list. If you have any questions or if you need to be trained to use the commercial dishwasher in the new kitchen, please contact Jan B.
REVIVE | Open AA meetings are held at 7 pm in the loft on Mondays & Wednesdays. Enter via door B by the gym. Contact Ben Kloosterman at 616-299-6228 for more information.
CHURCH ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CAP)
Do you have a legal matter & need the services of an attorney? Members of Providence have access to a free 30-minute consultation & discounted hourly rates at the law firm of Rhoades McKee. Contact the office to learn more.